Lessons Learned From The Movie, “Halloween”

25 10 2011

Last night I watched the classic horror film, “Halloween.” My new favorite television channel, AMC was showing the movie in a special “Pop-Up Video” kind of format. I had never seen the movie before and the little behind-the-scnese tidbits that kept popping up was a cool addition to the movie watching experience.  I normally don’t take well to scary movies, however, I am a fan of the older movies that specialize more in suspense than they do with gore. “Halloween” was no exception. It was pretty darn suspenseful. Check out the trailer below:

Below are some basic lessons I learned while watching the movie, “Halloween.” They are pretty much in the order of the movie, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet and don’t want it spoiled for you, you may not want to read the following. I think I do a fair job of not giving anything directly away, but as these are “lessons learned,” it might not be very difficult to see what I’m trying to convey…

  1. There is more than one famous person named, Michael Myers. The “Wayne’s World” star is not actually in this movie.
  2. It is a smart choice to turn on the lights when you go into a dark room and/or house.
  3. Music in 5/4 time is actually pretty unsettling sounding.
  4. I don’t care that it’s Halloween, if you’re not actually in costume, put some pants on!
  5. Having a cell phone is an awesome thing.
  6. Always carry your keys on you.
  7. Knitting is awesome.
  8. Maybe it’s just me, but locking yourself in an enclosed space doesn’t seem very safe. There’s no exit.
  9. Staying in a house with someone you just stabbed is not wise.

I’m pretty sure those lessons are all things that you can all carry with you throughout your life. I really tried to create lessons that could be used year-round, not just on Halloween. Hopefully this year, you can take these lessons with you as you embark on your holiday festivities.

Halloween Countdown: 6 days!




One response

26 10 2011

Couldn’t agree more, except for 3. Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five” (quintuple meter) is actually fairly damn awesome.

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